Episode 20 - WTF Are the Niyamas? - Part 1


The Yamas told us last week how to treat the world. Today we're starting on the second limb of the 8 limbs: the Niyamas, which tell us how to turn inward and treat ourselves. We'll discuss what the 5 Niyamas are, and then we'll talk about the first two: Saucha and Santosha.


Interested in reading up on the shatkarma cleansing practices? Be our guest.


Desikachar, T.K.V. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice. Inner Traditions International, 1999.

Rama. The Royal Path: Practical Lessons on Yoga. Himalayan Institute India, 2007.

Episode 19 - WTF Are the Yamas? - Part 2


Today we finish up this 2-parter! The Yamas are the 1st limb of the 8 Limbs of Yoga. In this episode we cover the last 3 Yamas: Asteya, Brahmacharya, and Aparigraha. Listen in and learn how to be a decent human being!


Give "Bag Lady" by Erykah Badu a listen!


Adele, Deborah. The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice. On-Word Bound Books, 2009.

Ekhart Yoga: Aparigraha - Practising Non-Attachment

Episode 18 - WTF Are the Yamas? - Part 1: Ahimsa & Satya


Whoa! Welcome to the first episode in Season 2, which will be entirely devoted to Patanjali's 8 Limbs! In this episode, we're starting in on the first limb, the Yamas. According to Patanjali, there are 5 Yamas: Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, and Aparigraha. Today, we get into the first two: Ahimsa and Satya.

Show Notes:

Check out the book on the Yamas and Niyamas that we discussed on the show!


Adele, Deborah. The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice. On-Word Bound Books, 2009.

Yoga Journal: Start Practicing Satya (Truth) on and off the Mat

Episode 4 - WTF Are the 8 Limbs of Yoga? - Part 1

In part 1, we tackle the first 2 limbs, the yamas and the niyamas.


Clara Roberts-Oss & Caroline Anne Budgell. Lila Vinyasa 200HR YTT Manual.

Feuerstein, Georg. The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice. Hohm Press, 2008.

Yoga Journal: Pratyahara: What It Means to Withdraw

Yoga Journal: Get to Know the Eight Limbs of Yoga

Ekhart Yoga: Brahmacharya: The Right Use of Energy

Ekhart Yoga: Understanding the Niyamas: Isvara Pranidhana

Yoga International: Pratyahara: Yoga's Forgotten Limb